The meaning of the circle

Amazonian Jewellery Thais Bernardes

The circle is the sacred symbol of the interdependence of all forms of life; a key figure present in Native American spirituality, in their family structure, in the encounters between people, in their songs and dances.

The circle for them represents the sun, the moon, the cycles of the seasons and the cycle of life, from death to rebirth.

Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, explains it well in his wise words:

genderless earrings inspired by Thais Bernardes jewellery
genderless earrings inspired by Thais Bernardes jewellery


"Have you noticed that everything a native does is in a circle? And this is because the power of the world always works in a circle and everything tries to be round.

In ancient times all our power came to us from the sacred circle of the nation; and as long as the circle was unbroken, the people prospered. The blossoming tree was the living centre of the circle and the four-quarter circle nourished it. The east gave peace and light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain, and the north with its cold and powerful wind gave strength and endurance. This knowledge came to us from the outside world with our religion.

Everything that makes up the power of the world is done in a circle. The sky is round and I have heard that the Earth is round like a ball and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. The birds make their nests in a circle, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes out and sets again in a circle. The moon does the same and both are round. The seasons also form a great circle in their change and always return to where they were before'.

In our AMAZZONICA collection, the jewellery is inspired by this circular symbol, embellished with a talismanic feather in 9-carat gold and black diamonds.

The evocative power of the circle is found in earrings (small and large) and pendant necklaces. Each piece of jewellery designed by Thais is genderless, designed to be worn by anyone, without differences, just to reconnect with nature and indigenous culture.

Amazonian Jewellery Thais Bernardes
Amazonian Jewellery Thais Bernardes


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